SW Banned in Sweden for Cinema Release 66-77


(tomobea) #1

Spaghetti Western Banned in Sweden for Cinema Release 1966-77.
Some of them was later released in a cut version.

  1. Django 1966
  2. I Crudeli 1966
  3. Red Blood, Yellow Gold 1967
  4. Dirty Outlaw (El Desperado) 1967
  5. Pistolero (Ballad of a Gunman) 1967
  6. The Stranger Returns 1967
  7. A Long Ride From Hell 1967
  8. Duel In The Eclipse (Requiem For A Gringo) 1968
  9. A Name That Cried Revenge 1968
  10. Johnny Hamlet 1968
  11. Three Silver Dollars 1968
  12. A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die 1968
  13. Today Its Me, Tomorrow Its You! 1968
  14. If You Meet Sartana… 1968
  15. I`m Sartana Your Angel Of Death 1969
  16. Kill Them ALL And Come Back Alone 1970
  17. Garringo 1970
  18. Adios Sabata 1970
  19. A Man Called Sledge 1970
  20. I`ll Forgive You, Before I Kill You 1970
  21. Blindman 1971
  22. Vandetta At Dawn 1971
  23. Long Live Your Death 1971
  24. W Django 1971
  25. They Call Me Hallelujha 1971
  26. Return Of Sabata 1971
  27. Showdown For A Badman 1971
  28. A Bullet For A Stranger 1972
  29. Blood Money 1974
  30. A Man Called Blade (Mannaja) 1977

I hope you liked this little info!!!

Tom


(scherpschutter) #2

Well, at least the Swedish film exorcist saw a lot of good films

Funny, I’ve never thought of Sweden as a narrow-minded nation
On the contrary, I thought it was populated by broad-minded people

I don’t know anything about the policy in Holland or Belgium concerning spaghetti westerns, but I remember some Kung fu movies were censored in the early seventies.


(Silvanito) #3

Well, there was censorship on movies before in Sweden, for violent content, but not today.

I didn’t know this many SWs had been totally banned for theatrical release, I know Django was, and many films were cut to some extent.

But some of the films on this list are not that violent, so I don’t know.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #4

Wow, I wonder if some Hollywood westerns were banned there as well.


(tomobea) #5

Hi There!

I know that Clint Eastwoods High Plains Drifter was first banned in 1973, and then cut by the swedish distr. company (C.I.C)
around 10 minutes. But when Essellte Video released it on video in the 80th it was uncut.
Today the swedish censors dont cut any films the last film that was cut was Casino by Martin Scorcese.

Tom,


(Silvanito) #6

Had to check these titles at the filmcensors site, since I found it unlikely that all of them were banned.

It seems more than half of the films on this list were banned when first sent to the censors, but released later in cut versions.

Still, films that were completely banned include Blood Money, Mannaya, Blindman, Johnny Hamlet, and (for some reason) Long Live Your Death :stuck_out_tongue:


(scherpschutter) #7

[quote=“Lindberg, post:6, topic:1431”]Had to check these titles at the filmcensors site, since I found it unlikely that all of them were banned.

It seems more than half of the films on this list were banned when first sent to the censors, but released later in cut versions.

Still, films that were completely banned include Blood Money, Mannaya, Blindman, Johnny Hamlet, and (for some reason) Long Live Your Death :P[/quote]

I expected something like that
Still it seems a bit bizarrre that anyone would ban a film like Jonny Hamlet
I can imagine that a censor’s alarm bell starts ringing when watching a film like Blindlman or Mannaja, but some of the others?

And how about films like Ulzana’s Raid, Soldier Blue or even The Wild Bunch ? You’re not going to tell me they were all banned too?
Seems to me the violence in those films is more graphic than in any spaghetti western


(ENNIOO) #8

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:7, topic:1431”]And how about films like Ulzana’s Raid, Soldier Blue or even The Wild Bunch ? You’re not going to tell me they were all banned too?
Seems to me the violence in those films is more graphic than in any spaghetti western[/quote]

Not re Sweden so a little off topic.

Ulzana’s Raid, Soldier Blue and The Wild Bunch were cut by the U.K censor upon their initial cinema release here in the U.K, and the U.K dvd’s of Ulzana’s Raid and Soldier Blue are still censored here in the U.K.


(Dillinger) #9

I got one little question:
The thread is called banned for release 66-77.
Are they still banned? And if not, when did the ban lost its power?


(Silvanito) #10

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:7, topic:1431”]And how about films like Ulzana’s Raid, Soldier Blue or even The Wild Bunch ? You’re not going to tell me they were all banned too?
Seems to me the violence in those films is more graphic than in any spaghetti western[/quote]

I checked and these three films were released uncut.

I think in those days SWs had a reputation of just containing senseless violence and not having any artistic merits, even if they really weren’t that violent all the time.

[quote=“Dillinger, post:9, topic:1431”]I got one little question:
The thread is called banned for release 66-77.
Are they still banned? And if not, when did the ban lost its power?[/quote]

If they were to be shown in the cinema today they would probably be uncut.

In the 80s VHS releases were sometimes cut, but not by the censors, instead the distributors themselves cut their films, following certain guidelines I believe.

A well known film could therefore have different cuts in the theatrical release compared to the VHS release, it was a mess all this censoring.

Today DVD releases are never cut.


(Søren) #11

Luckily (for the people frequenting the cinemas then) the situation in Denmark wasn’t as harsh. No censorship and in fact the original Django was promoted with the line “Totally forbidden in the other Scandinavian countries” … Those were the days…


(Silence) #12

[quote=“tomobea, post:1, topic:1431”]Spaghetti Western Banned in Sweden for Cinema Release 1966-77.

  1. Django 1966
  2. I Crudeli 1966
  3. Red Blood, Yellow Gold 1967
  4. Dirty Outlaw (El Desperado) 1967
  5. Pistolero (Ballad of a Gunman) 1967
  6. The Stranger Returns 1967
  7. A Long Ride From Hell 1967
  8. Duel In The Eclipse (Requiem For A Gringo) 1968
  9. A Name That Cried Revenge 1968
  10. Johnny Hamlet 1968
  11. Three Silver Dollars 1968
  12. A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die 1968
  13. Today Its Me, Tomorrow Its You! 1968
  14. If You Meet Sartana… 1968
  15. I`m Sartana Your Angel Of Death 1969
  16. Kill Them ALL And Come Back Alone 1970
  17. Garringo 1970
  18. Adios Sabata 1970
  19. A Man Called Sledge 1970
  20. I`ll Forgive You, Before I Kill You 1970
  21. Blindman 1971
  22. Vandetta At Dawn 1971
  23. Long Live Your Death 1971
  24. W Django 1971
  25. They Call Me Hallelujha 1971
  26. Return Of Sabata 1971
  27. Showdown For A Badman 1971
  28. A Bullet For A Stranger 1972
  29. Blood Money 1974
  30. A Man Called Blade (Mannaja) 1977

I hope you liked this little info!!!

Tom[/quote]
But not Massacre Time? It’s twice as violent as If You Meet Sartana…!


(tomobea) #13

Hi,

Massacre Time was never banned in 1967, but it was cut in 6 places:

  1. The Beggining. 2.a fight in the saloon 3.closeup of dead women and children
    4.Whipping. 5. some shooting. 6.part of the showdown.

Tom,


(korano) #14

What about Trinity Plus a Clown and a Guitar? I thought t was banned too.


(Silence) #15

And I can’t belive Django Kill and Cut Throats Nine wheren’t banned!


(LankyFellow) #16

Thats curious,of course